Pensioner beaten, robbed of cellphone


A Plantain Walk, West Bank Demerara pensioner was beaten and robbed on Saturday by two men, ages 35 and 26.  The 35-year-old was subsequently arrested and remains in police custody.

Police reported that Abel Vernon, 70, was robbed of his cellphone while heading home. The incident occurred in the vicinity of the Vreed-en-Hoop junction.

According to the police, the suspects approached the pensioner and dealt him several cuffs about his face and body and took his phone.

The pensioner was subsequently taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he is admitted as a patient.

The second suspect is being sought as the probe continues.

1 Comment
  1. Matthew says

    A message needs to be sent about this crime against an older gent. 5 years each and please bring back hard labour……we have nuff rock quarries and nuff need for stone coming up. let these 2 guys bust rocks all day and keep each other company in the cell at night for 5 full years. Pay them a small salary so they get a lil something when the 5 years is up. The first thing they will do when they come out is go buy the now 75 year old another phone and give him a decent apology.

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